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FOX News
Nov 22, 2012 3:00pm PST
donations like those here in america are like those tax deductible and with the u.s. approaching a fiscal cliff, there are rumblings of big changes and some could impact charity. the and here is the national correspondent tim angle. >> thanksgiving, a time to relish one's blessings and help the less fortunate. >> in the scramble to avoid the fiscal cliff, both the president's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy and the republican willingness for revenues could end up hurting charities and rely on the kindness of people with money. >> high income people tend to give very generous gifts. they may give a million dollar contribution to a capital campaign of a local hospital or a local art museum and a small number of donors at the high end that account for really big chunk of the charitable giving in this country and those are the folks that we'd be most impacted by this tax policy change. >> in fact, united way gives 15% of total donations, 500 million dollars a year, from those who give $10,000 or more. so, charities worry that any kind of tax increase on the wealthy could cut into their don
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00am PST
norquist's anti-tax pledge. saying they're open to letting revenues rise if democrats do their part in the budget talks. >> when you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming greece, and republicans should put revenue on the table. i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> a pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago is for that congress. for instance, if i were in congress in 1941, i would have signed the declaration of war against japan. we're not going to attack japan today. the world has changed, and the economic situation is different. >> so peter king is telling us, mike barnicle, not only is he going soft on taxes, he's going soft on japan. >> i know. >> it's not just peter king on the taxes. it's a big step, don't you think? >> it's a big step. >> grover. yeah, grover's taking a big hit since the election. there's no doubt about it. i think john, you'd verify this. number of republicans, i've talked to a couple of united states senators who
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 10:00am EST
the politics are currently after the election. economists usually determine policy prior to tax rates. host: we are host: we are running out of time to give final thoughts as we conclude. what do you think is next on this debate? guest: we are weeks away from a deadline. an important one. where not only our tax policy is going to change but significant spending cuts are slated to take effect as well. i'm actually a little bit more concerned today than i was a day or two ago. in the sense at the moment policymakers are moving in opposite directions. in part that's the ways of washington and i think we'll see a few collapses before we ultimately get together somewhere in the days before christmas on a compromise. we have been talking about marginal tax rates, which i think are a key part not only of the budget question, but a key part of the broader economic question in terms of economic growth. and i'm hopeful that any solution that comes together is going to think a lot about economic growth and not just budgets. host: ethan? guest: i think i may be a little more hopeful than alex is. i think t
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am EST
at this point. >> but when you look at those, they all have some come by neigh of spending cuts and tax increases. the idea is that over a period of time, you basically put the country in a better path, the government in a better path to spending and taxation. what you don't want is the fiscal cliff because that was designed to be something that nobody liked. and the reason is, yes, you've reduced the deficit from about 7% of gdp down to about 4% of gdp, so you move in the right direction really dramatically, but you do it in a way that nobody was happy with exactly where those cuts come from and exactly how the taxes increase. >> with what you're seeing, and we never know, it's almost like a mating dance where you've got the male and a feel of some species -- >> it's an ugly one. >> looks like they're never going to do it. they get closer and closer. >> but there is a lot of -- they back off and they might even look like they're fighting. but do they eventually, you know, do it? >> well, i think certainly everybody hopes so. because it would be better than if they don't. >> that didn't
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 7:00am EST
made it clear that when we get through the tax and job discussion in the congress he was to prioritize comprehensive immigration reform. he sees it as a key part to stabilizing the economy, investing in the middle class, not having a subclass of 11 million people that hurt economic revitalization. for him i think it is a piece of the middle class agenda. >> are the other unions working with senator schuman who say they are starting to work on a piece of legislation? >> the majority leader and center schumer. we have some issues with this idea, but we applaud his enthusiasm. we are trying to get him on the steps of key elements that are important to us. >> where do you disagree? >> i think he thinks a national id card is required. we do nothing that needs to be part of the solution to fixing the broken immigration system. >> washington journal continues. host:jim martin n. he will be talking about the future of health care, especially the elements of the affordable care act that are put to place. guest: glad to be here. host: what does it mean in general for older americans now that th
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 2:00pm EST
is that republicans are beginning to crack in their absolute opposition to increases in tax revenue. not tax rates but revenue. here's two senators in interviews over the last two days. >> i agree we shouldn't raise rates but i think grover is wrong whether it comes to we can't cap deductions and buy down debt. what do you do with the money? i want to buy down debt and cut rates to create jobs but i will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country, only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. i made tennesseens aware. i was just elected. i made aware the only thing i'm honoring is the oath i take when i'm sworn in this january. >> both of these senators are saying they aren't going to be browned by grover norquist from americans for tax reform. this is an issue bigger than norquist. the republican party has positioned itself as the smaller government, anti-tax party. but they've lost an election and it appears that republicans in the senate will see about the house, already to give some ground. >> john, thank you. that's good news. looks l
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am EST
arguments that were made. host: you would agree to raise taxes then? caller: absolutely. host: ray in arlington, texas, independent. caller: good morning. who says gridlock is bad? i am in favor of gridlock. it keeps the government out of my business. i like the previous caller's suggestion on referendum. when the constitution was passed, i can understand the power of the legislature. but today i think any law passed by the legislature should be turned into a referendum and voted on by all of us with on- line computers and free long- distance phone calls. let the people speak approval of what the congress passes or veto it. host: do you think enough people would get involved in the state conversation like that? caller: i do, on the issues they are passing now in congress, like spending, spending what they don't have. they're spending my money. the obamacare would never have passed in front of the american people when it was originally proposed and passed by a democratic house and executive branch. i think we have a runaway government that is in too much of my daily living and busin
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
of raising taxes in the face of the fiscal cliff. >>> courageous until the end. a former mayor in mexico who fearlessly stood up to the drug cartels found murdered. >>> and face-to-face behind closed doors today, u.n. ambassador susan rice takes on one of her sharpest critics, senator john mccain, over her actions after the benghazi attack. good morning and welcome to "early start," i'm deborah feyerick in for john berman. >> really nice to have you. >> i'm so glad to be here. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. first, congress back to work, and back to bickering. in just under 35 days, america hits the fiscal cliff. that triggers severe spending cuts and tax hikes. several top republicans are now defying party politics and signaling a willingness to consider increasing tax revenues to get a budget deal done. but when the lame duck senate got back in session yesterday it sure sounded like the same old broken record. >> the senate has spoken. president obama has spoken. he's promising he will not sign any bill that mortgages our future to pay for handouts to the wealthiest 2%
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 1:00am EST
. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke is urging washington to avoid the tax increases and budget cuts that will begin to take effect next year. while speaking at the economic club of new york, he called for an increase in the federal debt limit saying a dault could result in an economic crisis. >> thank you very much. good afternoon. it is nice of you to join me for lunch at this intimate gathering. [laughter] i know many of you and your friends and neighbors are recovering from the events of hurricane sandy -- i want to let you know our thoughts are with everyone who has suffered during the storm and its aftermath. it has been a very challenging time for new york city. i think you have shown quite a bit of fortitude in coming back and getting back to business. my remarks today are going to focus on the reasons for the disappointingly slow pace of economic recovery in the united states, and the policy actions that have been taken by the federal open market committee to support the economy. in addition, i will discuss important economic challenges our country faces as we close out 2012
FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
up 800 billion in new revenue and overhaul the tax system and changes to medicare and that's why the republicans are asking the democrats to come in and explain your deal. this plan was hatched in 2010 and everyone walked away from it and now they call bowles back up? it is late. this is what the american people are upset about. nothing gets done. >> steve: we are a month from the cliff. >> gretchen: we could have avoided the cliff if they used the plan as a starting point. americans are upset nothing gets done. >> brian: norquist is the bad guy. you should walk away from grover norquest. he said you have enough money on capitol hill and stop asking us . he's been a watch dog on our money so whether you are democrat or republican you should salute him. he warned you in the past that people who walked away from the no new taxes paid a price. >> remember the gang of 6. three of the people that you mentioned spent eight months in the room with democrats, pretending to negotiate tax increases for entitlement reform . after a while coburn had to admit they were offered nothing but tax
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
the white house took a hard line insisting tax rates have to rise on the rich. and warning that any more delay on a deal could ruin consumer confidence and hurt-day retail sales. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with all of those details. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. good morning, everyone. as we track negotiations over the next few weeks, keep in mind that the key sticking point seems to be how do you get people who earn over $250,000 to contribute more? limit their deductions? close loopholes? or raise their tax rates? today president obama meets with small business leaders continuing his push for higher taxes for the wealthy. a new white house economic report warns if tax breaks go away, the average middle-class family will owe uncle sam another $2,200 next year. >> it seems to be the thing that we can all agree on, that middle-class families should see an extension of these tax cuts. >> reporter: some prominent republicans who have been dead set against raising taxes on anyone now hint they may consider other options. >> we've been open to revenue by
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 7:00am EST
cliff, i was wondering about maybe raising taxes. q. what are they planning on cutting? i live paycheck to paycheck. i was curious as to what people are planning on cutting instead of just raising taxes? host: you said you are living paycheck to paycheck. are you doing anything to prepare in case the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff? caller: just try to work to make a living. this economy is not helping much. host: thank you. today's wall street journal talks a little bit about the impact of going off the fiscal cliff in this chart -- we will take you through few more those scenarios throughout the show. but we want to go to jeff from texas, the independent line. your confidence in the u.s. economy as we are approaching this fiscal cliff. caller: yes, thank you. i don't see much confidence. i don't see the fiscal cliff as the big problem. the problem is the federal reserve monetary policy. the idea that the weekend keep printing money and borrowing money and expect the government to carry everything. we are buying up all these bonds and keeping interest rates so low. politicians from both
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
educated population. so you've got these city leaders who realize that their economy, their tax base is eroding with every kid that drops out. and that's why you see the mayor emanuels standing up and saying, we can't -- and just think about it. if he allowed the same contract to go in place, does anyone realistically think it would change the 40% dropout rate? no. at some point you've got to change it. yes, over here. oh, i'm sorry. yes. >> you talked about foreign competition in china, india, those places kind of getting ahead of us. is the model that we have in place for teaching our kids that was built in the agricultural age really sufficient for the information age? is the curriculum we have in place sufficient to allow them to be inknowers and entrepreneurs? >> now, that's a softball question. [laughter] no, but realistically, you know, i'm trying not to jump out of my shoes on that. look, no. i mean, when we built this educational system, the '93 model, you know, we ended it artificially because of the compromise with farmers so kids could get out of school in enough time to
CNN
Nov 24, 2012 6:30am PST
products and the loss of their jobs, loss of our manufacturing base, the logs of our tax base, and by the way, few pennies of every dollar we spend there at the great wall of mart is going to build a very powerful military in china that is going to challenge our pacific fleet soon, so if we connect the dots or change our behavior. >> come on, peter. >> we really need to make red, white and blue friday instead of black friday. >> you can grow america without demonizing china. china has its own national interests and strategy. what's ours? john, without -- what does america do? >> you know what, we have to do is stop whining and complaining and blaming china for the fact that we don't make things that americans want. if we make better products which have a higher quality, america is going to buy it. the other thing that is going on that peter doesn't talk about the prices, the wages for workers in china, the cost of doing business in china is requesting up significantly. we can now make things in america as cheaply as it can be made in china. let's look at a. perfect example is
FOX Business
Nov 23, 2012 11:00am EST
dagen: yes, i do because i owe taxes. david: more than enough. dagen: thank you, david, love you, david asman. the holiday shopping rush is on. toys "r" us, one of the several big name stores opening last night. did it work? the chairman and ceo of toys "r" us is here. big labor bearing down on wal-mart out prozesting when they will get the most attention, of course. will it hurt sales at the country's largest private employer? if you can stomach anymore travel after the holidays, bestfares.com's ceo says there's wild and crazy deals straight ahead. he is here. top of the hour, stocks now and over 15 minutes, report gray on the floor. robert, triple digit gain, baby. >> you got it. the traders calling it a meltup. light volume today, a shortened day, the bell ringing at 1 p.m. eastern time. we are seeing 110 point gain on the dow, creeping up on 13,000 again, s&p at 1400. they are higher at one time or another during today's trading session. industry groups higher as well. in fact, at one point, saw just one or two stocks and s&p 500 lower on the day. what you see as the traders
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 5:00pm EST
with the tax dropping 22% interval -- attacks dropping 22% in kabul. these signs of progress are real, and so are the challenges that remain. this is an insurgency that is resilient, and they will do everything they can to project an appearance of strength to the international community. the taliban claims responsibility for the troubling lies and insider attacks. they have launched a high- profile attacks, and they will continue to do that, but in the face of these tactics, they have been able to maintain strong international community and a strong commitment to finish the job. as the insurgency has been rolled back, we have vastly improved the capabilities of the afghan national security forces to maintain these gains after most of the international forces will have departed. every day, every week, every month, afghan forces are shouldering more of the burden. 2011 i believe marked an important turning point because we were able to see afghan forces become operational and take charge of security. in 2012 that process took firm hold across the country. the transition is now well under way. w
CNBC
Nov 21, 2012 9:00am EST
was the extension of the bush tax cuts. president obama wasn't interested in a deal because he didn't have much leverage. that meant any deal would favor the republicans and alienate his core constituencies. you fast forward to now, look, all negotiations go through ups and downs, but the bottom line is that both sides need a deal. if the republicans push us off the fiscal cliff, they will be blamed for the subsequent recession and they'll pay the price in 2014. president obama also needs a deal because history doesn't remember who the speaker of the house was during a period of weak economic growth. the president gets the credit or the blame. he's going to be written about for 300 years and he does not want to preside over eight years of the weakest growth in u.s. history. so, he needs a deal so that the next four years are better than the last four years. >> we'll see. obviously, still the opening days of this process. charlie, the fed chairman in new york yesterday referring to these talks, reiterating how important it is they get done. he coined the term, fiscal cliff, "the washington post"
FOX News
Nov 21, 2012 8:00pm PST
is going on with our economy, that really tears my heart up. tax me, i don't care. >> bill: you don't care if you paid more taxes? >> i pay my hung gus amount of taxes. >> bill: sure, so do i. >> so do you. >> right. >> bill: do you want to pay 40, 45% which would take you income redistributors. >> if it would help, i would not mind it the thing is it won't help. the more money they get the more they will spend. >> bill: i have got to see it's doing some good. you have a foundation and i have a foundation. we give money privately to those we know. wounded warriors, fishers out. chuck, thanks for coming and good to see you again. >> thank you, bill. >> bill: would you call yourself a conservative now. >> i have become conservative on, you know, because of the position that we're in right now. >> financial position? things like that. >> certainly financial. you know, i have always said if you were going to wear badge sheriff. >> of the world? >> yes. the of the world then you better act like wyatt earth. >> that puts you in the minority in hollywood. >> i guess so. >> bill: fear on some acto
KRON
Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
. and dealing with the loving fiscal cliff looming -- they will have to deal with this to avoid tax increases and spending cuts at the net jones has the latest on the negotiations. >> after meeting with president of,. >> let me welcome the congressional leadership. >> expressed optimism to avoid $500 billion on tax increases and spending cuts next year. >> we have a very constructive meeting with the president to talk about the americans financial problems. >> we have a cornerstone to fig. >> the have working behind this seemed to work together to bring in tax revenue and reduce spending on medicare but it is not yet clear what lawmakers will meet next. even if some progress is made a final deal could be a long way away. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early they do better when they have a deadline so i would be pleasantly surprised to see a deal emerge earlier. by the end of the year, so we will see. >> tax hikes and steep spending cuts will take place next year. >> 8:41 first, this live look outside at san francisco still very foggy. there are some bridge adviso
FOX
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: congressional leaders expressed optimism to reaching more in tax increases and that is to take effect next year. >> constructive meeting with the president to talk about america's physical problem. >> we have the cornerstones of being able to work something out. >> reporter: they have been working behind the scenes to find common ground. the sticking points how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it is not yet clear when the lawmakers and the president will meet next. even if some progress is made this week. a final deal can be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they tend to do better when they have a deadline. i would be pleasantly surprised to see it, a deal emerge earlier than the end of the year. but we will see. >>> that was athena jones reporting. >> they suggest if a compromise is not reached. californians could be slapped with new taxes and the state could be thrown into a $11 billion deficit. >> house of representatives could sleet next week. it wo
NBC
Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
not reach a deal your taxes could rise and sharp spending cuts would go into effect as well possibly triggering a recession. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> the goal here is to get a deal that reduces the deficit, and the battle lines have been pretty clear right now. the president campaigned rolling back the tax breaks for the highest earnings and republicans argued spending cuts are the way to get the deficit under control. are we starting to see a softening of those positions on both sides? >> reporter: here's what there's agreement on. both sides, both parties agree that the wealthiest have to pay more, and the question now and the sticking point at this stage is how do you go about making the wealthiest pay more? do you do it by raising the tax rates? that's what president obama wants to do. wants to raise the tax freights 35% where they are now up to where they were during the clinton years at 39% what. republicans are arguing is you don't have to do that. you can get all of th
MSNBC
Nov 23, 2012 2:00am PST
at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. grover norquist, the man behind the anti-tax pledge, signed by a number of republicans over the years, could be losing even more support. georgia senator saxby chambliss tells a georgia tv station he's considering breaking the promise in order to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> and they are not the only ones trying to avoid the cliff. many major league baseball free agents are trying to get their money up front in 2012 to avoid tax increases. >>> well, the idea of selling designer merchandise on president obama's campaign website was mocked by some but the campaign is having the last laugh. bloomberg businessweek reports the idea by vogue editor anna wi wintor brought in more than $40 million. >>> meantime, the obama campaign is still fuming over some of the polls that got it wrong leading up to election day. the editor in chief for gallop whiched so mitt romney with a bigger lead admits gallup might have overestimated the get-out-the-oat efforts. >>> it's time for a geography quiz. put on your thinking caps. what is the name of this cou
FOX News
Nov 23, 2012 3:00am PST
good. all right. stick around. next, democrats say we need to raise taxes in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. would republicans sign a deal like that? charles gas practicery know say -- gas perino said there are a couple ways to explain next bu. [ thinking ] woer what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relf ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. >> welcome back. while still feeling a little stuffed after thanksgiving yesterday, the bloat is about to get worse. >> that's right. after the main course of the election, the leftover gridlock happening right now in washington could cause a collective fiscal stomach ache by the end of the year. >> here to explain is charlie gasparino. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> congratulations on your italian feast, yesterday. >> he's a great cook. >> so we're heading towards this fiscal cliff. we keep on hearing about it. there are three scenarios that you're concerned about. >> right. we should point out. automatic tax increases, massive budget cuts. but they don't reach a budget. >> you
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 3:30pm EST
for general tax revenue, president obama is the third president since teddy roosevelt -- we had the infrastructure stimulus package and the latest highway bill, we had a massive infusion of general tax revenue, i have no idea why we are driving people to drive -- i am a person who believes in choice, people should be free to drive if they pay for the bills responsible for their actions but which and brought them to do this. we should be engaging in social engineering that uses federal tax policy to massively subsidize people to move out of urban apartment and by urban homes which subsidizes them to leverage themselves for the housing market, also brought them to build larger homes. i am a homeowner myself but i think having returned home mortgage interest deduction and other things like fannie and freddie to subsidize is crazy.
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 8:15am EST
with general tax revenues, driving people to drive longer distances, above all honor city schools which are such critical ingredient for urban success in such a critical problem which despite enormous hard work by people language, mayor menino, like the city council, are so far from what they should be. and, of course, finally allowing in of buildings so that every young couple that wants to live in the city can actually afford it. i don't want it into something fully. i think the baseline despite the challenges, the track record when work together, we were from one another, it's just tremendous. i had every piece of optimistic belief that cities will continue to power to manage its future and create marvelous things for centuries and now mulling yet to come. thank you. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, i think what we just learned in the last few minutes in addition to learning a lot more about how our cities developed is that no one sleeps in his classes at harvard. [laughter] >> and by the way, he will be signing books in the lobby of the auditorium up about once we're done. let me
FOX
Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
administration and congress to reach a deal on how to avoid tax increases and spending cuts in that so-called fiscal cliff. bernanke says without a new deal, the fiscal cliff could trigger a recession next year. the congress has to act by january 1st m order to avoid the -- in order to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >>> san francisco's board of supervisors has approved an ordinance they say will better track the bedbug problem. thesupporters of the ordinance say this will help chart direction of the bedbugs in the city. the san francisco health department received 370 complaints about bedbugs in 2010. >>> uc berkely out of thousands of dollars of computer equipment this morning after the latest burglary on campus. police say someone broke into a locked video lab in northgate hall sunday night and the suspect stole ten apple computers worth $23,000. >>> for two very special turkeys, this day before thanksgiving is a big day in washington, d.c. i understand stood everywhere those turkeys said. >> and there is a new twist to the white house turkey pardon for this year. >
SFGTV2
Nov 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
with some tough budget decisions again, including where to make cuts and whether or not to increase taxes. how will you approached these hard choices? >> our budget is one of the very top challenges facing city government right now. over each of the years i have served, we have had to balance budget deficits that were around $500 million. this year, we're facing another budget deficit of almost $400 million. fortunately in recent years, we have had some ability to do some one-time budgeting tricks that allow us to balance the budget that do not exist this year. in past years, we've received federal stimulus money. we received more monies from the state government. last year our labor unions decided to contribute a quarter of a billion dollars to help balance last year's and this year's budget. those are things we do not have the ability to avail ourselves of us we balance the upcoming budget in a few months. we are faced with far fewer options. i think we are going to have to continue to look at very deep and difficult cuts. our priorities have to be insuring and protecting the most basic
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 10:30pm EST
and did not pay social security taxes on. president clinton turned to his second choice, a federal judge appointed by president reagan. she was pretty safe bet she hired an illegal alien but she paid the social security taxes and it was not illegal to hire an illegal alien but it was close enough that they did not want to put her out there. she had to withdraw all so even though she had not broken the law. clinton 0 of -- has ended up with janet reno and ended up to regret it when she appointed a special prosecutor. you might remember bernie, the new york city police commissioner nominated by president bush to be part of his department of all land -- homeland security. they didn't vett him carefully because later he pleaded tuilty to -- guilty to fraud. or the designation as secretary of labor that had to be withdrawn the next week because a woman gave her some money and it may or may not have been illegal. but she had misled the vetters, and they threw her under the bus. after the governor romney campaign, there may be a new set of questions. it is a difficult thing if you are nominated
FOX Business
Nov 22, 2012 9:00pm EST
not have the taxes. we have the money left over. the park could be just as good. john: well, it certainly is true that the park is very commercial these days. but buying and selling going on. holiday gifts. very commercial. on the other hand, the public seems fine with that. >> its and look very nice. a different story. >> a lot of the things that they should be doing. you should -- john: some money. >> that's right. you will study. if everyone would feel just as good. >> is a very public. nobody has viewed it as privatized, and the final answer to these arguments, every dollar that is earned by concessions and sponsorships and events goes right back into the park. all that money is earned in these ways. the way we provide private skating complex skating for free which we do is from those booze and a sponsorship from city which has been very generous. john: less talk about your next one combustion. boston, and was once a common breezy feel. so for the tragedy. it was overgrazed. now it's a part. managed by government for about four and years. badly managed, and this is the result. your pl
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
governments. in response to a large and sustained decline in their tax revenues, state and local governments had cut about 600,000 jobs since the third quarter of 2008 while reducing real expenditures for infrastructure projects by about 20%. more recently, the situation has to some extent reversed. the drag on economic growth for state and local fiscal policy has diminished as revenues have improved and pressures have eased for further spending cuts or tax increases. in contrast, programs have led federal fiscal policy to begin restraining gdp growth. indeed, almost any -- under almost any plausible scenario the drag next year from federal fiscal policy on gdp growth will outweigh the positive effect on growth from fiscal expansion at the state and local level. however, the overall effect of the federal fiscal policy on the economy in the near term and the longer run remains quite uncertain and depends on how policy makers meet two daunting fiscal challenges. one by the start of the new year, and the other by no later than the spring. what are these women challenges? first, -- i do mean the
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 9:00am EST
of concern about the fiscal cliff and the possibility of tax increases and cuts to government spending. host: when you look at consumer confidence and sentiment, what factors are in play? guest: a lot of times it has to do with how they feel about their own personal fan -- finances and how they feel about the job market and the prospects of finding employment or losing employment. there is a lot of concern still about the high unemployment levels but the idea that the housing market is improving and the idea that there are a lot more employers that are willing to slowly higher at this point seems to be reassuring consumers that there is some hope for the economy host: does consumer confidence have an influence on holiday spending? guest: it does to some extent. when consumers feel most constrained by their own finances, they are not willing to spend as much. a number of reports coming out in the last couple of weeks showed that despite concerns about the fiscal cliff, people are willing to spend about the same amount of money they wanted to spend last year host: this is from "the washington
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 1:00pm EST
and colorado, wind energy tax credit. there was an issue that was important in both of those states. obviously models, jobs, the president jobs plan. and i think taxes. we had a fight where you had the president advocating to increase taxes on people who made more than $250,000 a year. >> looking ahead at the agenda, how big is climate energy? >> if you look at what to this country needs to do to create jobs, having a sound energy policy makes incredible sense. i think there are it a lot of voters who cared deeply about this. i think a lot of the youth of voters have said repeatedly this is an issue they want addressed moving forward. it needs to be addressed and, from an economic standpoint and for the future of the country. >> you think the president will do something dramatic? >> he has a plan to move forward. >> is the new democratic movement dead or no longer relevant? >> i think that our party has always been the big party and we have different views and that is healthy. that is exactly why i believe i am a democrat. i believe our vision of the country has a lot of people working across
MSNBC
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
of the conversation, it's really a conversation about taxes and spending as if that's what's making the american people have less and less take home pay. as if that's making a third of all the jobs in the country below wage jobs. i really think that the more that we can have a conversation about the employer role, it takes business, it takes government, it takes individuals to sort of create a contract in the country. employees simply walked away from that bargain. we have not had accountability at all. >> we're with demos. you tried to quantify and move the focus to employers in part by telling whaus would happen if this employer behaved in a different way. what's the take away point from the study sm. >> we wanted to ask the question, we know that the government could do a lot more to put people back to work. couldn't private sector do more? we looked at the retail industry at large. we took the largest retailers as a whole, the big chain stores and said, okay, approximate they lifted the wage floor for the most underpaid workers to $25,000 a year, what would be the economic impacts. we found
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 9:00pm EST
situations began after the revolutionary war and congress had no power to tax or raise troops and was a debating society for leaders in the various states to argue different policies through the streets were almost at war with each other, independent, sovereign nations in effect, and the leaders from various states began to realize we need a stronger federal government and so they wrote the constitution. and many americans were opposed in the constitution and they became antifederalists so they were the federal lists and antifederalists bitterly opposed to each other from the very beginning from the signing of the constitution. the antifederalists gradually became known as the republicans and then democrat republicans. so that when john quincy adams was running for office you now have the democrat republicans running against the federalists and he was the last of the federalists. they ran this country from the beginning. washington, adams, he had a they were the people that ran the country had come they were really from the elite. the constitutional elite and the state-owned p
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> okay. before taxes, after all. steve, thanks very much. >> the lottery balls are so loud. he's like in a wind tunnel talking like that. what are you guys going to do with the money? >> share it with you. >> split it. >> thank you. oh, that's so nice. thank you. i'm not sharing it with you. >> wow. >> just kidding. of course, i am. all right. i'll definitely share it with sam. >> thanks, thanks. >>> now to the battle brewing over who will be the nerks secretary of state. no final decision from president obama. the front-runner is susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. and she ran into a buzzsaw yesterday on capitol hill, when she met with republican senators critical of her nomination. take a look. >> the concerns i have today are greater than they were before. and we're not even close to getting the basic answers. >> i want to say that i'm more troubled today. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers. >> abc's jonathan karl is covering all this from washington. jon, on sunday, it looked like some of the senators, graham and mccain, had softened their opposition. but not aft
CNN
Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
on the best network. exclusively at verizon. >>> top u.s. senator is moving away from an anti-tax pledge from grover norquist. facing looming tax hikes at the end of the year if they don't act, senator chambliss said, quote, i care more about my country than i do a 20-year-old pledge. if we do it his way then we'll continue in debt and i just have a disagreement with him about that. interesting. >>> want to give back this holiday season? more than 30,000 airline tickets have been given to service members and their families as part of what's called the hero miles program. launched by the fisher house foundation, it allows people to donate their frequent flyer miles to wounded, injured and sick military service members and their families. now there's a new opportunity to do the same with hotel points. joining us now from baltimore to tell us more about the hotels for heroes program are dave coker and senator ben cardin of maryland who helped to pass legislation for this. let me talk to you first, mr. co coker. first of all, great to see you again this year. tell me a little bit about this new p
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 12:00am EST
it denied the basic rights of survival to native americans for tax malcolm declared quote the right of exterminating or trying to -- where they must starve even the inhabitants of thinly peopled regions would be questioned and immoral the. all of us have good reason to be alarmed at the u.s. population rate since the nation's number have been increasing at such an remarkable pace. with no european rival to contend with, nothing stood in the way at the doubling of u.s. lands in every doubling of the u.s. population except for thousands of indians who continued to live on their native ground. the united states thus provided a perfect object lesson for claims that x. is population fueled territorial aggression. in what i need your any euro american size of virtuous cycle that many native americans and their british allies sophomores a vicious circle, the continent's wide-open grounds supported demographic expansion even as the increasing u.s. population in a bold seizure and settlement of these lands. the resulting dif urchins in british versus american attitude towards american popula
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 9:30am EST
of the mastery is both we bring to taxed in the time we take to bring everything we know. that's the proustian principle actually. had we are a everything we can to that word? will we take the time to do that in order to literally go beyond the text? that is to meet the great beauty of the red word. it is not in opposition to the oral word. i also believe that the digital presented word is yet another ntt and i don't think we understand it sufficiently at all. it's the future of the present and we are studying it sufficiently to understand that transition. >> ops question was a little different and i think the better is that we used to think of displays as what you are seeing here, where's the late sensibly. but the kindle change to that end especially peak at the new one with the white is white and the black is pretty black, that is reflect the plate, the same as ink on paper to your perceptible system. put it in the torah, run out of battery in the image is still there. it really behaves like paper. they will be more and more displaced to look like an behaves like paper and have some of thos
CSPAN
Nov 25, 2012 8:00pm EST
about what happens on their watch. any high federal office, i think we should care because our tax dollars pay their salaries, but these people work hard. they work hard to improve the way our government works. so if good governance happens, i think it's a legitimate exercise, republicans and democrats, to say this is what got done on our watch, and we want people to know about it. >> when is your term up with the secretary of state? >> the same day she resigns, january 20. >> and what will come out of that, your work? >> well, internal history documents. each bureau of the state department is writing a list of what it achieved and doing some oral history to ask high-ranking members of the department what they worked on and what they care about. and the story of the united states and the world in these four years. >> how much of the bill clinton's memoirs were you involved in? >> i was involved in the earliest stages, which were fascinating, as he talked out his memories of his life. and that was my job was to be an interviewer much like you. and i had many meetings with him betwee
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 5:00pm EST
to sustain our growth. it is critical step that we can take now. we have got to realign the corporate tax code. everyone agrees. we just did a survey that includes members of the general public. 70% of the general public believes we need to simplify. we cannot have the tax code that has higher rates and more complexity than anywhere else in the world. we have got to address the system that really hurts- innovation and high technology economy. we did not worry about those when we were doing well, but they are getting in the way of progress we have got to go through the process in a simpler and more logical and efficient way. this is the number one thing thousands of business people said was the biggest barrier to investing in the u.s. we have got to upgrade our infrastructure, but we have got to focus on those that are economically important. we have got to understand the things that are driving up the cost of doing business. we know what those are, but we need a plan for going forward we need to create a framework for rapidly developing and the windfall. we have a path to energy independe
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